A Halloween Side Dish: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

To coordinate with the main colors of Halloween, what better to serve than orange food! These mashed sweet potatoes are so smooth and healthy for you, and the natural color and delicious taste is a bonus. The sweet potatoes have a sweet taste so don’t add sugar or syrup.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes

But before I get to the recipe, I just wanted to list my top 5 food blogs that I simply adore (they’re in no particular order)!!! Feel free to add the ones that you like in the comment section below.

  1. Half Baked Harvest – This blog is simply gorgeous. Each photo of food I see I want to make. Tieghan Gerard puts so much love in her blog posts, I just love reading each and every one of them.
  2. Chocolate Covered Katie – Have a dessert craving? This blog is the place to go (she also has amazing non-dessert recipes too) ! Every recipe is healthy, but still tastes amazing. And she always finds a way to incorporate weird ingredients, like avocado or cauliflower, but it still works!
  3. Gather and Feast – I don’t know how the photos can be so nice, but they are. Her style and taste combinations in food makes me literally want to pull the food out of the screen so I can eat it.
  4. Skinnytaste – This is one of the first blogs I starting following when I was looking at healthier food options, and, I have to tell you, the recipes have never disappointed me. They are perfect and always come with very clear and helpful instructions.
  5. Smitten Kitchen – Sometimes you look at food pictures and you think, wow that looks amazing, but I’m probably not going to make it. When I look at Deb’s blog, I don’t just like the food, I really want to make it too.

And one more extra food blog, just because there are so many good ones out there!

6. Minimalist Baker – “Recipes that require 10 minutes or less, one bowl, or less than 30 minutes to prepare.” Doesn’t that just sound amazing? She also has a food photography school, which I myself haven’t tried, but a lot of people seem to love it and her food photos are, indeed, gorgeous.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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4 sweet potatoes, peeled
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. pepper


  1. Over medium-high heat, boil a pot of salted water. Add the sweet potatoes and cook until a fork can be very easily inserted, about 20 to 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the water so you only have the sweet potatoes. Add in the milk and using a potato masher, mash the sweet potatoes. Add in the butter and mash it into the hot sweet potatoes so that it melts. Sprinkle the salt and pepper. Serve as a side dish.

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